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Triumph Daytona T100 Gallery

The T100T variant of the Tiger was named in honour of and benefited from the company's success in the 500cc class at Daytona in 1966. It represented the ultimate development of the unit construction 500cc Triumph. When Motor Cycle News tested an example they recorded a top speed of 111 mph and still managed to record 64 miles to the gallon! Revisions to the standard T100 engine which enabled these figures to be achieved included the use of a 9:1 compression ratio, splayed inlets for the twin carburettors and Bonneville profile camshafts.

The Triumph Vertical Twin

Triumph had made its name based on the great Edward Turner-designed vertical twin engines that made their debut in the Speed Twin of 1938. The early engines were mated to a separate gearbox, but, in 1957, Triumph updated its engine design, with a unit construction motor fitting the transmission into the same casing as the crankshaft. The result was a more reliable engine that helped further establish Triumph's reputation.

The T100T and T100R

The Daytona model was launched in 1966 as a 500cc sports model fitted with twin carburetors for maximum breathing efficiency and more horsepower. Both the T100T and T100R Daytonas were available to the US market. They were named after the Daytona Beach Speedway where Triumph had scored many a race victory.

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1949 Triumph T100 1949 Triumph T100 Pre-unit / Nacelle Model / Rigid Frame
1962 Triumph T100A Triumph T100A
1966 Triumph T100 SS Triumph T100
1966 Triumph Daytona T100R 1966 Triumph Daytona T100R
  • Air cooled, four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder
  • 39bhp @ 7400rpm
  • 4 speed
1966 Triumph T100R Daytona Triumph T100 Triumph T100R marketed in America under the model name ‘Daytona’ with high specification, twin carburettors and the first Triumph 500 motorcycle to be able to genuinely attain 100mph.
1967 Triumph 500 Daytona 1967 Triumph 500 Daytona
1967 Triumph 500 Daytona T100T 1967 Triumph 500cc Daytona T100T
1968 Triumph T100R 196 Triumph T100R
1968 Triumph Daytona T100R 1968 Triumph Daytona T100R
1969 Triumph T100t Daytona
Triumph T100t Daytona

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1970 Triumph Daytona T100R 1970 Triumph Daytona T100R  
1970 Triumph T100T Daytona 1970 Triumph Daytona T100T 1970 Triumph T100T Daytona 500cc. This is a rare UK model - not a US import.
1970 Triumph T100 1970 Triumph T100 Image supplied by
1970 Triumph T100 500cc 1970 1970 500cc Triumph T100  
1970 Triumph T100R Triumph T100R  
1970 Triumph T100C 1970 Triumph T100C USA spec, Jacaranda Purple with silver center tank stripe, 500CC, has low pipes fitted not the original high pipes.
1970 Triumph Daytona T-100R 1970 Triumph Daytona T-100R
1971 Triumph T100R 500cc, US East Coast model TRIUMPH T100R 500cc 1971, US East Coast model
1972 Triumph T100R Daytona 1972 Triumph T100R Daytona
1972 Triumph T100R T100R
1973 Triumph Daytona T100R Triumph Daytona T100R 500cc.
1977 Triumph Daytona 1977 Triumph Daytona  
1983 Triumph 600cc Daytona Triumph Daytona This is the only one of these models ever built. It was designed to get around the insurance regs of the day.

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